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The American diet is loaded with omeaga 6 oils and trans-fats as opposed to the anti-inflammatiory omeaga 3 oils found in vegetables and cold water fish. Omeaga 6 oils result in inflammatory micronutrients circulating in the blood stream and reduce the ability of cells to function normally. This increaase in inflammatory products in the body correlates with the increase in stress related diseases because the body responds to these inflammatory chemicals by having the adrenal gland produce cortisol, although cortisol is the anti-inflammatory hormone, it is also the hoemone we produce for stress. The diet causes inflammation and the production of cortisol, cortisol causes elevated stress levels which results in craving for sugar and salt, Cortisol along with bad unhealthy food choices increase inflammation in the intestinal tract. Over active stress response contributes to a number of medical disorders as well as emotional disorders. There is also data to support the reports of the relationship of obesity and inflammation and other chronic diseases. Also the relationship between stress, unhealthy eating behaviors and emotional disorders can be correlated with carbohydrate intake. Several studies have reported a relatrionship between carbohydrate intake and the inflammatory response. Many auto immune disorders may benefit from a low carbohydrate diet.
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